Route of the Esk Valley Railway


The footbridge at the western end of the station leads to St Cuthbert's Church which has a marvellous stained-glass window, created by Goddard and Gibbs in 1992, depicting a steam train passing through Kildale.

Each year, in the village hall which is decked out in harvest-festival style, the people of Kildale hold a traditional Mell Supper to celebrate the bringing in of the last sheaf of corn. Each person is given a piece of "mell cake" (a kind of spicy teacake, locally baked) at this event.

Esk Valley Railway Music and Ale Trains for 2017

Real Ale, Real Music, Real Fun!
Enjoying a pint of beerSorry - all over for this year but we would welcome feedback for next year.  We hope to run at least the same three months as in 2017.


The Exploited Land of Iron

TELThe North York Moors National Park have obtained funding for a five year project to protect and highlight the fascinating history behind the Iron Stone mining. To find out more, click on the The Exploited Land of Iron logo.

Captain Cook's monument
One-and-a-half miles away is Captain Cook's Monument (erected in 1827) on the top of Easby Moor, offering a panoramic view to the south and west. To reach here, walk away from the station into the village, take the first turning to the left immediately before Glebe Cottage Café. This will take you along part of the Cleveland Way to Captain Cook's Monument. From there it is possible to walk on to Great Ayton station.

Glebe Cottage Licensed Tea Rooms and Coffee House
Near the station on Station Road. Re-opened in November 2015 under new management. Open 10.30 - 3.30 pm. Closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Kildale Camping Barn and Campsite
A family run farm situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park with spectacular views of the Hambleton Hills, Yorkshire Dales and Great Ayton moorland.

Park Farm, Kildale, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 2RN

Mr and Mrs Cook Tel: 01642 722847 or 01642 725154


Kildale Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show
Held each year, since 1881, in early September.  This year it is on Saturday 2nd September.


Cleveland Way
The Cleveland Way, a long-distance footpath (110 miles), passes through Kildale, to the north via Captain Cook's Monument and Roseberry Topping to Slapewath, Skelton and Saltburn-by-the-Sea, or to the south onto Battersby Moor, Urra Moor, Hasty Bank, Cringle Moor and onward to Osmotherley. More about the Cleveland Way

Roseberry Topping
From the top of Roseberry Topping, there are superb views towards Teesside, the Moors and the North Sea. The cliff-like side of this outcrop is the result of a landslip occasioned by ironstone mining. It is possible to walk along the Cleveland Way to Roseberry Topping and then down to Great Ayton (two stations away in the direction of Middlesbrough).

Off-Peak fares from Kildale   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby £8.90
ay Return to Middlesbrough £5.60
Note: Peak fares apply to trains departing before 09:00

Journey times from Kildale  
To Whitby 55 minutes
To Middlesbrough 34 minutes

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Train times from Kildale (10.12.17 to 19.05.18)

Monday to Saturday
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 0842 1050 1346 1651
Kildale dep 0739 1103 1440 1815 0915 1134 1424 1730
Whitby arr 0837 1159 1536 1911 1011 1230 1519 1825
Whitby dep 0845 1215 1559 1918 1022 1247 1546 1831
Kildale dep 0939 1309 1654 2012 1116 1341 1640 1925
M'brough arr 1015 1345 1729 2047
1151 1416 1724 2002

Train times from Kildale (21.05.17 to 9.12.17)

Monday to Saturday
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 2049 0905 1121 1356 1617
Kildale dep 0739 1103 1440 1815 2123 0940 1156 1438 1700
Whitby arr 0837 1159 1536 1911 2220 1036 1252 1534 1756
Whitby dep 0845 1215 1559 1918 2225 1044 1301 1547 1804
Kildale dep 0939 1309 1654 2012 2317 1138 1355 1641 1858
M'brough arr 1015 1345 1729 2047 2351 1223 1433 1717 1933
* Only runs on Fridays in June July & August, also Monday 21 August for Whitby Regatta and Bank Holiday Monday 28 August.


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